Conference: ‘Book Ornament and Luxury Critique’, Institute of Art History, Zurich, 16-17 September 2022

The research group “Textures of Sacred Scripture. Materials and Semantics of Sacred Book Ornament” is organizing a two-day international conference on “Book Ornament and Luxury Critique”.

New Publication: ‘The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books’ by Elina Gertsman

Winner of the 2022 Charles Rufus Morey Award from the College Art Association Guided by Aristotelian theories, medieval philosophers believed that nature abhors a vacuum. Medieval art, according to modern scholars, abhors the same. The notion of horror vacui—the fear of empty space—is thus often construed as a definitive feature of Gothic material culture. In The AbsentContinue reading “New Publication: ‘The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books’ by Elina Gertsman”

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New Books: ‘Il Maestro di Nola’ and ‘Medieval manuscripts: Ghent University Library’

Il Maestro di Nola. Un vertice impareggiabile del tardogotico a Napoli e in Campania, by EMANUELE ZAPPASOD ISBN: 978-8874613465 Description: En los últimos años se ha puesto de manifiesto, cada vez con más claridad, que el patrimonio artístico del sur de Italia puede compararse, por la calidad, importancia y carga poética, de igual a igual conContinue reading “New Books: ‘Il Maestro di Nola’ and ‘Medieval manuscripts: Ghent University Library’”